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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 13. NO. 8.
LIHUE. KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 20, 1917
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A banquet session of the Kauai
Chamber of Coininercc was held in
the Wainiea Hotel, Waimea, on the
evening of February 15.
The meeting was called to order
by President Patterson at the efose
of the banquet. Mr. Loom is was
appointed secretary pro ton in the
absence of Secretary Timmons.
Those present were Messrs. Pat
terson, Silva, Kahlbaum, Mahlum,
Wolfe, Chang, Brandt, Iloendahl,
Loomis, Hofgaard, Brown, .'spitz,
Judge Hofgaard, Jugde Dole, Dr.
Dunn and Mr. .James Rath of Hono
lulu. A motion was made by Judge
Hofgaard, and seconded: That no
tice of meetings should reach mem
bers one week in advance. Carried.
There was a lively discussion on
the daily mail service question, and
of having Tuesday's mail deliveied
to Waimea. Mr. Brandt, as pres
ident of the-Waimea Stables, agreed
to accept the Government contract
of 83.00 to get Tuesday's mail from
Lihue and to deliver it to Waimea
and all way stations. He said the
deficit would be raised privately.
President Patterson officially ap
pointed Mr. Brandt a committee of
one to attend to the mail question.
A motion was made by Mr.
Brandt, and seconded; That Mr.
Ford's sight draft for three hundred
dollars be taken up and that Mr.
Ford be informed that a check for
8200.00, the balance due on the
diorama, would be sent, to him as
soon as the money was collected,
which would be shortly. Carried
Mr. Brandt started a general dis
cussion on Thurston's proposed new
tax law which would concentrate
TODAY'S STOCK 0011111
Note The quotations below are the prices at winch
on exchange or the approximate price at which it may
Ewa Plantation Company 32 1 -2
Hawaiian Commercial it Sugar Co. 49 1-1
McBryde Sugar Company 10 3-1
Oahu Sugar Company 2fl 1-1
Ohia Sugar Comiiany lo f-8
Pioneer Mill Company 3!) 1--1
Waialua Agricultural Company 31
Honolulu Brewing and Malting Company 0
Mineral Products Company 85
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company 3.(50
Engels Copper Company 7 3-1
Mountain King Mine ' So cents
Hawaiian Sugar Company 3:) 1-2
Onomea Sugar Company u(i
Hawaiian Pineapple Company , .11
Oahu Railway & Land Company 0
Mutual Telephone Company 21
Ililo Railway (7 Pfd) S 3-1
Hilo Railway (Common) 2 1-2
San Carlos Ki
Montana Bingham -1G
Interesting Lady Visitors
Miss Anetta M. Dieckmann, edu
cational and extension secretary of
the Y .W. O. A., of Honolulu, and
Miss Cora V.Varney, acting general
secretary of the Honolulu Y. W. C.
A., arrived on Kauai by the Kinau
last Wednesday morning and have
spent a week most pleasantly tour
ing the island. They visited all
points of interest, including the
canyons around Wainiea, the Spout
ing Horn and Hanalei.
Lihue Union Services
There will be an evening service
at the Lihue- Union church this
coming Sunday evening which will
take the place of the usual morning
service. It will have attractive musi
J. M. Lydgatk.
the road money of the several coun
ties in a Territorial Commission.
A motion was made b v Mr
Brandt, and seconded; That the
Kauai Chamber of ommerce is op
posed to any change in the present
way of building county roads, and
that it believes that the proposed
change of L. Thurston as outlined
at tlie lSJlt) Uivic Convention is a
backward step. Carried.
The president appointed Mr
Brandt, Judge Hofgaard, and Dr.
Dunn, a committee to draw up a
set of -resolutions containing the
spirit of the above motion, the
some to be sent to the Legislature.
The matter of spending Terri
torial funds for another Congres
sional party was discussed pro and
con. Due to the small attendance
it was thought best not to go on
record as tavoring or as opposing
1 ho following were elected to
membership: Messrs, Paul Steel, F.
H. Aaser, E. Deverill, A. McBoyle.
Hofgaard, Nicholas Akana, Bottle
son (of Honolulu.)
Mr. M. P.. Terrill. of Dallas, Tex
as, gave a worth-while talk on tin
activities of the Dallas Chamber of
Mr. Jame Bath, of Honolulu,
was the speaker of the evening. His
subject, "The Relation of the Pre
sent Day Business Man to Present
Day Social Problems" was handled
in a thorough, ins.nictive, and en
The meeting adjourned at ten
Cn.uii.ivs F. Loomis.
Meeting of Lihue Union
The regular quarterly meeting of
tlie Lihue Union church was held
in the library rooms of the church
on Mohday evening with a very
good attendance. Reports from the
various regular committees showed
that the affairs of the church were
in a healthy condition.
Various matters of church policy
and ellicieney were discussed, and
among other things decided on, was
a church social planned for March
2. Following the business there
was a very pleasant social session,
enhanced by coffee and sand witches.
Sergeant Gibson, instructor of the
enlisted men of the local National
Guard regiment, went to Honolulu
Saturday night for i
ably return tomorrow
l consultation i
Ho will prob-
Another accident occurred at the
railroad crossing near the Fairview
Hotel in Lihue Saturday afternoon,
the results coming near being very
Taro Higi, of Koloa, driving car
o27, was going down to the steamer
at Nawiliwili with a passenger, i
Japanese "drummer" from Hono
lulu. He was admittedly speed
ing." When his car came near the
crossing a train ran out from the
cane-Iield, and his machine dashed
into the third ear of the train, be
The train happened to be filled
with labon'Ys and a woman named
Chito Miyoshi was struck. At first
it was thought she was seriously in
jured, but such proved not to be the
The auto driver was arrested and
the ease waa heard in the Lihue
district court yesterday, resulting
in a line of 10 for the auto driver
and the condition that he should
pay all expenses.
Neithei the driver of the auto
nor his passenger were injured.
DECISIS BY THE
The Industrial Accident Commis
sion held a lengthy session Friday
evening and considered two cases of
death by accident, and it happened
that they were at opposite ends of
the island so that interested parties
and witnesses had to be brought
from great distances. One was the
case of a Filipino being killed as
the result of a kick from a horse at
Makaweli and the other a Filipino
at Kilauca who was killed while en
gaged in something which he was
forbidden to do.
After a lengthy hearing the latter
case was thrown out on account of
a development that the dead man
had no dependent relations, accord
ing to the terms of the law, in the
In the Makaweli case Philip L.
Rice . appeared for the' defendant
company while Fred Patterson pros
ecuted the matter. This case also
took a great deal of time, attorneys
being fully heard on every point.
The commission finally awarded
the mother of the victim of the ac
cident, who lives in the Philippines,
So a month for six years.
Our Motion Pictures
Editor Garden Island:
As one who recognizes the
of the moving picture show,
the educational as well as the re
creational point of view, and one
who has great faith in its helpful
possibilities, I would like to suggest
one or two respects m which, u
seems to me. many of the films are
false to life, at least in any civilized
country, ami are misleading and
vicious in their inlluence. One is
the fatal facility of crime, and the
other is the nonchalant indifference
with which crime is treated.
One would suppose, from many
of these films, that we were living
iway back in the primitive ages,
when there was no law, when every
man did that which-seemed best to
him, and when perhaps it was quite
in order to go out any day and kill
anybody that you didn't like. G rant-
o( flint in niniiv fuses, in tliom film
, ... - -
stories, there is abundant provoca-
tion, yet surely these are the days
The February meeting of tin
Waimea Literary Society was held
Friday evening at the home of Mr.
and Mr. F. A. Alexander, in Ele
ele. There was quite a large aud
ience present. ,
The principal feature of the even
ing was a reading by Mr. William
Lowers, of Honolulu "The Pi
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geon, oy uaiswortny, wnieii was
greatly enjoyed by all.
Mr. Lowers intends to visit Kauai
again in April when he and Mr.
Frank Moss will give two concert
recitals, one at Lihue and one at
MEIERS OF THE
The Legislature will meet tomor
row, lhe following are the mem
bers for this term :
Hawaii G. P. Kamauoha, I!. II .
Makekau, S. L. Desha. Hobt. Hind.
Maui II. A. Baldwin, Geo. P
Cooke, W. P. Robinson.
Oahu A. L. Castle, C. F. Cliil-
lingworth, S. P. Correa, M
W. checco, E. W. Quinn,
Jvauai .1. H. Coney, M. A. Mi
Hawaii H. L. Holstein. E
Knaua, G. K. Kawaha, II. L.
wewehi, B. 11. Kelekolio. J no. Leal.
N. K. Lyman. E. da Silvn.
Maui Jno Brown, Jr., L. I.
Joseph, M. G. Paschoal A. F. Ta-
vares, hd. aiahoho, J. J. Walsh.
Oahu Robt. Abuna, Lorrin An
drews, C. H. Cooke, E. K. Fernan
dez, Jas. k. Jarret, Jos. Kalana,
D. M. Kupihea, 0. N. Marqucz,
Wm. E. Miles, W. F. Mossman,
T. H. Petrie, G. P. Wilder.
Kauai J. de C. Jerves. Jas. K
Kula, Jas. K. Lola, Chas. 11. Wil
of law and not of violence, and so
ciety does not approve, and will
not tolerate the private and lawless
punishment of.private wrong, how
ever grievous they may be.
And even more misleading and
vicious is the easy facility with which
these deeds of violence are carried off,
as though there were nothing un
seemly or irregularabout them. Why,
if a man were to go out into his own
back yard and shoot a chicken for
dinner there could hardly bu less
fuss made about it than when some
injured woman poisons her betrayer,
ii ...ninn 1 1 . or. ...... . t i .1 t
... mii vn.-.iiiiuimi man snoots
his rival. It does'nt seem to make
even a ripple in police circles, and
there isn't even a coroners' inquest.
Now most of us know that this is
all false to the facts of life, and it
doesn't do us much, if any. harm.
But there are boys and girls of im
mature age who perhaps don't know
this, and the facility with which
personal retaliation 'anil violence arc
offered as the solution for the in
sults and injuries of life may, more
or less, lead them toioiL-ct that tliw
is a law-abiding country; may, more
or less, lead them to take the lnu-
into their own hands, with deplor-
We are all of us moulded by the
influences about us, even though it
je unconsciously j little by little the
steady drip of the falling water, j
drop by drop, will wear away t ho i
hardest rock, who shall say how
widely and how disastrously these
n i irtitT v 4 villi
subtle inlluenccs may run?
J. M. Lyixjatk.
Honolulu It. H. Makekau, of Hawaii, will be vice prosidont'of the
Senate. Aikai Akina will be chaplain.
Thousands were at the Ball of Nations last night, thousands at Joy
land and thousands see the Dioramas. The Diorama of Wainiea Can
yon attracted particular attention.
Gen Funslon Dies Suddenly
San Antonio Gen Fred Funston died suddenly at hotel here last
night. He dropped unconscious while with a party of friends, dying in
a few minutes. He had eaten a heavy dinner and had been playing
with the children of I.t. Col, Ireland' of the Medical Corps. One of the
physicians summomd nronotinood the attack angina sclerosis, affecting
the arteries of the heart. "The opinion was that death was instantaneous
and painless. General Pershing will succeed Funston.
Appropriations For Hawaii
Washington Tn the Sundry Appropriations bill are nearly two
million dollars for Hawaii. The bill calls for 1,700,000 for completion
of improvements at Sehofield, SM.OOO for cantonments and 8100,000, for
Dutchmen Coming Our Way
Amsterdam- The Nederland Kotdremsche Lloyds, a big transporta
tion company, is about to inaugurate a service in the Pacific. Eight big
steamers, according to a stalmciit of the Amsterdam Teleuraf Co.. have
suspcudi d Atlantic sailings because
move to the Pacific with Java as
San Francisco will be one of
liners via Hongkong, Nagasaki and
in New York.
More Plotters Arrested
New York The Department of Justice lias caused the arrest here
of two allr-gcd plotters on the charge of violating neutrafity. They had
in their pos.-es-i.in maps and photographs having to do with military in
formation in Great Britain.
British and Turks Fight
Tlie British an 1 Turks have had a fierce fight in Mesonotamia. on
the Irak front Th- Heitish drove
fifty .yards, then live hundred and
olidato, however, the Turks were
back to tlk-ir t riurinal position.
Amsterdam Von Reventhlnw bitterly attacks Mr, Gerard in the
editorial columns of the Tages Zeitung for a lack of good faith. He de
clares that the American ambassador used his ollice to secure informa
tion for England, using his official seal to send the same tr Britain.
(Conti -?ued on page 8)
Last Sunday's Advertiser contain
ed the following description of the
diorama of Waimea canyon, now
on display in the I'an-Pacific pavi
lion at Honolulu:
Wainiea canyon, painted by 1).
Howard Hitchcock, is a study of
painted mountains of miht-shroud-
cd heights, of deep, shadowy val-
leys, aim oi green rivei-iiciis.inrougn
which winds the silver ribbon of a
stieam. The covering of the hill
faces is grotesque and bizarre. The
canyon doesn't seem to belong to
Hawaii. It is an exotic whose pro
totype is only to be found in Col
orado and Arizona. Ths hillsides
are bare of vegetation but nature
has covered their nakedness with
splashes of green and red and yel
low and blue.
Mr. Lydgate Lectures
Mr. Lydgate is giving a course of
"Stories which every Child should
Know" in the Kapaa schools, most
ly from the classics. These stories
have grown in popularity, until
now it is a question of standing
room in the assembly hall, and up
wards of 200 children listen to them.
The exploits and adventures of
Ulysses ami his companions .tie the
favorites, and are received with
most enthusiastic and breathless at
Services On Sunday
Plu stormy weather on
prevented tlie usual church
it Koloa and Elccle, but diil not
materially interfere with that in the
Lihue Union church where there
was a very good congregation. lho
storm without made it so dark that !
the electric lights were turned on
for the whole service. The choir
rendered the anthem "He will for
give" with lino effect.
Mr. Leopold G. Blackmail, prin
cipal of the Honolulu military
academy and school commissioner
for the island of Oahu, was the
gue.-t of Mr. (i. N. Wilcox on Fri-
day and Saturday of last week.
of the submarine menace and will
the headquarters and there will be fust
Honolulu. There will.be nn ppchcv
the Turks luck three hundred and
forty more. Before thov emild crm-
reinforced and pressed the British
President Fred. Patterson, of the
Kauai Chamber of Coininercc, to
day received the following letter
from Senator Chamberlain, of Ore-
gnu, in reply to a communication
from him urging the passage of the
Nawiliwili breakwater appropria
"I beg to acknowledge the receipt
of your favor of the loth ultimo. I
assure you it will afford me very
groat pleasure to do what I can to
assist in securing some relief for the
situation outlined in your letter,
affecting as it does all who come to
or depart from the island of Kauai.
My attention has never been direct
ed to the matter in any way, nor
am 1 sure that any relief can bo
secured for your good people. I am
sure, however, that nothing be ac
complished in tne way of an appro
priation unless the Board of En
gineers of the United States Army
have made a survey and recom
mended tlie appropriation, 1 will
make some inquiries about the mat
ter in view of your interest in the,
"I hope that you are pleased with
your home and surroundings. I
have sometimes thought I would
like to live in the Islands mvself."
I Mr. James A. Rath was the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Wilcox dur
ing the week. This was Mr.. Ruth's
'first visit to Kauai, which he cover
'ed from Haena to Waimea, and he
expressed himself as deiighted with
Deputy Sheriff W. O. Crowell, of
Waimea, has been "out of commis
sion" for a week on account of a
stomacl'iio disorder, but was around
yesterday. Out of respect to his
illness the evil-doers of the district
behaved themselves in the meanwhile.